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International Rescue Committee UK is the European headquarters of the IRC global network. We support people uprooted by conflict or natural disaster to rebuild their lives quickly, safely and with dignity.


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  • Baga attacks in Nigeria force thousands to flee

    The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria worsened as new waves of violence hit the town of Baga and surrounding villages in the northeastern state of Borno last week. Hundreds were killed, according to the Nigerian government’s own count, most of those women and children. Thousands of people have been forced to... Read more

  • Away from Syria's war, IRC volunteers give refugee children a safe space to be kids again

    *Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the volunteers Since the start of the Syrian conflict almost four years ago, over a million refugees have registered in neighbouring Lebanon. Many of them have settled in poor and overcrowded urban areas such as the long-standing Palestinian refugee camps near Beirut.... Read more

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